The Department of Defense (DOD) is streamlining its millions of personnel and IT systems by standardizing data sharing through the use of the semantic Web. Welcome to the new decade.

We found this interesting information on Information Week Government in their article, “DOD Aims To Improve Info Sharing.” This includes 1.4 million people on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, 750,000 civilians, and 1.1 million serving in the military reserve units. This is a huge task to streamline information across 15,000  unclassified networks and more than 7 million computers and IT devices. There are two priorities – provide search capable of handling “on-demand, dynamic queries” and to standardize existing and future data into a standard reporting language according to W3C standards. Huge project, but it is nice to see them sticking with the standards.

Melody K. Smith

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